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litchi

, lichee, lichi, lychee
1. a Chinese sapindaceous tree, Litchi chinensis, cultivated for its round edible fruits
2. the fruit of this tree, which has a whitish juicy edible aril

lychee

[′lī‚chē]
(botany)
A tree of the genus Litchi in the family Sapindaceae, especially L. chinensis which is cultivated for its edible fruit, a one-seeded berry distinguished by the thin, leathery, rough pericarp that is red in most varieties. Also spelled litchi.
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Eager party-goers wrapped around the corner, waiting almost 30 minutes to enter, but once inside they were greeted with martinis with lychee nuts, an Asian-inspired buffet with delectable dumplings and plenty of places to sit and relax on the furniture level.
A beautiful reference on food and health, covering foods from artichokes and arugula to the more obscure loquats and lychee nuts and on to yams.
"We're going to be tinkering with it within the next six months -- the items and placement of those items," Donckers said, adding that he has been surprised at how well some unusual items, such as lychee nuts, have been selling.